Jimmie Ryan began his love of the outdoors during his early childhood in the picturesque coal mining country of West Virginia.
During difficult times, which brought extreme hardships to the region, Jimmie's father purchased a used Fred Bear Bow and a dozen arrows for him, inspired by Fred Bear's TV shows. With diligent and determined practice, he used his new bow to kill his first whitetail deer at age 9.
From these humble beginnings Jimmie's dedication to the sport brought him to be only the second bow hunter to complete the coveted "North American Super Slam" in October 1990 just before being asked to join the Redhead Pro Hunting Team. Jimmie is currently close to completing the Double Slam, an extraordinary feet.
The days Jimmie most enjoys the pursuit of large predatory animals and with over 100 top scoring trophy animals including several world records in his collection Jimmie has faced and conquered almost every challenge in bow hunting.
Continuing a lifelong journey of discovery, enjoying the outdoors and hunting around the world, Jimmie realized he is fortunate to be able to live such a life, in keeping with his selfless nature, his greatest rewards now lie in the education and support of new and upcoming hunters. Jimmie believes the positive effect that hunting and the experience gained through time spent in the outdoors can only enhance their everyday life.
Jimmie's greatest personal challenge today is one facing all hunters, to protect the habitat required to ensure that future generations may get the opportunity to participate in the sport that has been a major part of his life since he was a small boy.